The Female Gaze
This Deadline Expired: Friday, March 4, 2022
Although not an official, universally-defined theory, the term Female Gaze has been used by those in the film industry and more recently has become a buzzword in popular culture. It might be assumed that the Female Gaze is just a gender-reversal of the more well known Male Gaze – meaning female creators objectifying male characters and treating them as objects of desire for an assumed heterosexual female spectator – but the Female Gaze is actually a much more complex and nuanced concept. Writer and director Jill Soloway argued that, “the female gaze is really about using the presence of a female perspective on screen to emphasize the story’s emotions and characters”. The female characters have agency and the ability to share their story through their experiences and emotions, rather than having their stories told by a male spectator or being diminished to plot-supporting objects of desire for a male character.
Many who talk about creating with the female gaze express that it is not just about empowering female perspectives, but is instead about creating an equal space for characters of all genders. Works engaging with the female gaze can also be created by any gender.
The concept of the Female Gaze is still being developed. The way it relates to how we create and consume all forms of visual media is actively being explored. Does the work you create utilize the female gaze, consciously or subconsciously?
Manifold Global invites artists of all backgrounds and mediums to submit artwork which engages with the concept of the Female Gaze. Deadline to apply is March 4, 2022.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 1-5 images of individual artworks, a short bio, CV, and artist statement, website or social media link, and your contact information. Please see our application form for further details.
SUBMISSION FEE: $15 for 1-5 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*)
Judging Criteria- Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium
Deadline to submit work- 3/4/2022
Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.
Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork images, bio, CV, and statement must be uploaded directly to the form
Artwork must include title, dimensions, year completed, and medium
Artwork does not have to be available for purchase.
Artists must ensure high quality of images, we recommend 300 dpi jpeg or png
mage should not exceed 5MB.
Image should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
Image should be clear and in focus, this represents your work and it will be displayed and judged the same way it is received.
After completing the entry form, you will be directed to the payment page. The entry fee must be paid in full for your works to be entered.
Videos should be submitted with youtube or vimeo links
Submission fee is $15 for 5 images (nonrefundable)
Bio word limit 300
Statement word limit 300
All accepted works will be displayed in our 2D and 3D virtual galleries with the artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website.
Sales- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Manifold Global Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission.
By submitting your work, you, the artist, agree to allow Manifold Global to use your image for the following purposes. Manifold Global may use your image for the art exhibition it is submitted to as well as any future show for marketing, promotional, and display purposes. You, the artist, also agree to allow Manifold Global to archive your image as part of a show. This will be available for public viewing on our website. (www.manifoldglobal.com) Your image will include your name, title of your work, and your website, if applicable.
The artist shall maintain all copyrights of any image that they submit to Manifold Global. Images will not be resold, exchanged, copied, or downloaded from this website.